Angie - posted on 11/15/2008
The best thing We did was talk about it and go the the school if it is happening there. My daughter was severly picked on from grades 1-3. We kept a open comunication line with the teachers and our daughter. She was very unhappy. She cried all the time. Her grades never went down and she never felt angery to anyother school mates, not even the ones that were picking on her! The teacher and the ring leader of the bulling and Grace(my daughter) sat down and talked it out several times. Eventually it just stopped. My daughter is in grade 4 now and things are good. Just remember to keep comunication open with everybody involved. And don't give up on having your child talk to you. The only way you are going to know is if you have a chat with them. Patience was a big help.
Tina - posted on 11/15/2008
With my daughter, she became over emotional over everything. He also resorted to picking on her younger siblings, by being rude, emotionally and physically hurting them and very withdrawn, never wanted to be in the same room with other people. When asked she would clam up. I started asking her who she would play with at school during recess and her answers starting coming back as "oh I walked around with the duty teacher". I went to her teacher and started by asking for her help to notice things, this teacher was amazing and really help start some chages. We recently moved to a new area/school and my daughter is a completely different person. I know that through that teachers guildance and the schools help with recognizing bully behaviors from others has truly made a difference with my daughter and I am eternally greatful!
I would have to agree with Ginger. If you child is being picked on you will see a change in their behavior. My daughter became emotional and withdrawn. The only way to find out is to ask your child. Spend some time alone together and get your child talking, they will tell you what is going on. Good luck.
Ginger - posted on 11/14/2008
If you're talking about in school, it can be very hard to tell. I'm thinking you're asking because you see something that points you in that direction. You might see your child beginning to pick on other children (possibly a sibling) or you might see some defiance to authority that was never there before. Children who are picked on in school may begin to withdraw, grades may go down, or they may begin to develop "illnesses" that prevent them from going to school, they may start having headaches and stomachaches regularly. I would suggest asking your child outright if they are being picked on. If they won't open up you could talk to the teacher to get some insight. Hope this helps some. Good luck.
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